Last Post. . .

3 04 2010

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As you all know or may have heard, Metro Station has officially broken up. And because of that, our fansite will be ending as well. From the beginning, our site has been nonstop posts relating to our favorite electro-pop Californian band. Sadly, as each band member began leaving, we began giving up on this site. It has been a good two years for this site and I would like to thank everyone who has stood by this site since the beginning (when we were known as Metro Station Online on Blogspot) and has helped it earned it’s top spot on Google search results (which is AMAZING, I can never thank you all enough!). Even though the band is done and this site is too, doesn’t mean you can’t stop “shaking it” (haha) to Metro Station’s self-titled album! ;-D As much as I’d like to keep going with this site, it would be much too complicated to update constantly about each ex-member doing their own thing (and besides this fansite is strictly dedicated to the BAND for a reason!). No, no one else is going to be running this site. So I’ll leave you all with this last post. It has been fun.

(Feel free to follow the owner on Twitter: @naeevee I’m free to answer any questions relating to Metro Station and meeting new fans/people! Check out my other fansite for all of you who are fans of Adam Sevani or Step Up: adamgsevani.wordpress.com)

If you want full updates on each band member, follow or add each of them on Myspace and Twitter:

Trace Cyrus- @tracecyrus , myspace.com/tracecyrus
Mason Musso- @themasonmusso , myspace.com/masonmusso

Anthony Improgo- @xanthonyimprogo , myspace.com/antownee
Blake Healy- @blakehealy , myspace.com/blakehealy

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Daily Record: Exclusive- Metro Station to revive 60s TV show The Monkees

9 01 2010

POP stars Metro Station are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Hannah Montana siblings Miley Cyrus and Mitchel Musso – in a 21st century version of the classic Monkees TV series.

Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso are in talks with producers to create a sit-com based around their adventures in the million-selling US act, best known for their hits Shake It and Seventeen Forever.

They hope to replicate the classic Monkees series that ran between 1966 and 1968 and starred Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

The pop goup enjoyed superstar status, with a string of hits such as Daydream Believer and Last Train To Clarksville.

If the moves comes off, it will also see Metro Station mirror the TV careers of Miley, who plays the title role in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, and Mitchel, who plays her best friend Oliver Oken.

Mason, 20, revealed: “My little brother Mitchel is working on putting together a show right now and I am trying to get on that with him.

“Meanwhile, Trace and I would love to get on a show together and be a band in a series. If it is done very well, it could work. We have been talking and we are looking at that so we will have to see.

“We thought it would be cool to show everyone what we do in Metro Station. People want to see the reality of being in a band and the life you live doing that.

“Everything would be scripted because reality shows are kind of done. The cool part about it would be to have funny stories mixed up with what really happened. We have lots of stories from being on the road over the years.

“We were travelling in a van once, going up north, and every 30 minutes a car would flip because of the snow and ice.

“But I am no director and I will be happy to leave the storylines to the experts. There is talk and the right steps have to be made.”

And Mason admits sibling rivalry played a huge part in Metro Station’s bid for worldwide domination.

He said: “Our record has gone gold and our singles have sold about five million and I do think it’s partly down to our siblings and a certain rivalry, but it’s all done with love.

“Me and Mitchel will mess around. It is brotherly rivalry and I’m sure Trace and Miley are the same way.”

Metro Station formed in 2006 after Trace and Mason were introduced to each other by their parents, including country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who had moved to California after Miley and Mitchel landed their TV roles.

Within weeks, the pair formed Metro Station and went on to tour with top-selling acts such as Panic at the Disco, Simple Plan and Good Charlotte.

Mason recalled: “Me and Trace met when we were both 17. We had both moved to California as our siblings were cast in Hannah Montana.

“His mom and my mom were talking everyday. It was like, ‘Oh, you have a 17-year old son, I do too.’

“They always wanted us to meet but we were like ‘No, mom.’ Eventually we went up to the set on the same day and just clicked.

“You know mothers. That’s just what we do. We owe it to Trace’s mom and my mom that Metro Station got together and we are even doing it as a band.

“Me and Trace were working at the mall. When we both got together we decided to try to get some money out of our parents so that we could get amps and guitars. Our parents were very supportive.

“In the beginning we just did our own thing. We got the band together, got in the van and toured for nine months.

“We wanted to build our fan base from the ground up. We didn’t want to take free advantage of doing things with our siblings.”

Despite their independence, the band have just finished a tour as special guests of Miley, with a final UK date which took place in Manchester on Monday.

Mason explained: “Now that we are here and have done it on our own, we are happy to do things that our siblings are doing.

“The cool thing about it is that Miley’s music and our music is different but it works together and on tour the sounds come together.

“It’s cool to play in front of so many people every night.

“A lot of them come to see Miley. She has some great songs and a really good voice.

“But I think they leave the show having enjoyed the band. Even the parents enjoy it.

“They don’t know what to expect because we are not part of the whole Disney scene.”

Source- Daily Record





MTV Australia: MTV’S Top-10 Rising Stars

9 01 2010

Today ‘we’re talking about one of the fundamental questions that preoccupy music fans – who will be the stars of tomorrow? Now that Michael Jackson has passed away, who is going to take his crown as the King of Pop? Well, we’re going to do our best to give you some answers, and find the hottest new talent of 2009 with our Top-10 Rising Stars…

10: Ke$ha – Tik Tok

You might have already seen her rapping with Flo Rida in ‘Right Round’, but Ke$ha’s doing just fine by herself these days. From appearing in Katy Perry’s video ‘I Kissed A Girl’, to backing vocal spots with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears; Ke$ha’s been a busy girl, and things aren’t slowing down anytime soon! For a taste of things to come, check out what she calls a documentary of a day in her life… her first single ’Tik Tok’!

9: White Lies – To Lose My Life

“We’ve had the most successful year of our career,” said the White Lies a year ago. And that was before 2009 clocked over – when they got really huge. Hailing from West London , White Lies were top of the play lists on radio stations everywhere – and loved by a growing army of fans, who made a beeline for their concerts. Now it’s time to enjoy White Lies music – and don’t worry if it makes you a little depressed, it’s meant to!

8: Little Boots – New In Town

The BBC called her “the most promising act for 2009”, and she’s not disappointed us. Little Boots,or the 25 year old Victoria Hesket from Lancashire in England , was already hot property on the web, but with the release of her debut album ‘Hands’, she’s got everyone’s attention.

7: The Veronicas – Untouched

When The Veronicas first hit the scene in 2005, you could be forgiven for thinking they were two innocent holier-than-thou brunette twins, especially as matching red lipstick was about as risqué as it got for the duo. But a couple of years, some chart success, and a US tour with the intensely popularJonas Brothers have seen the twins find new fame, with ‘Untouched’ flying into the U.S charts. Yep, the Brissy twins have morphed into full scaled sex kittens and we’re loving every minute. Hook yourself up with the V-rons now…

6: Hockey – Too Fake

Hockey announced their arrival with a bang thanks to album ‘Mind Chaos’, which was brimming with bright and shiny indie-rock and voila’ the press welcomed them as one of the best groups of the year; in fact the biggest breath of fresh air in 2009.

5: Metro Station – Shake It

Trace and Mason from Metro Station aren’t just any old teenagers. Trace Cyrus is the brother ofMiley alias Hannah Montana, and Mason is the brother of Mitchel Musso who plays Oliver in the same Disney series. The two couldn’t be more different. Trace likes piercing, tattoos and rock clubs, while Mason likes to be in his bedroom writing songs. While it’s difficult to imagine them getting along, get along they do, so much so that the showbiz doors are wide open to them, and everyone agrees the best is yet to come.

4: Daniel Merriweather – Change

Aussie born Daniel Merriweather, who started making music when he was four years old, was frying chickens for KFC when he began writing songs in earnest. Then a plot twist arrived in perfect Hollywood style – his demos captured Mark Ronson’s attention who instantly fell in love with his voice. Years later and it’s 2009, and with it comes the album ‘Love and War’ that’s bringing him worldwide recognition.

3: Pixie Lott – Mama Do

Often we spend our lives shaking off nicknames, but there’s one 18-year-old who’s so fond of hers that she’s even used it as her stage name. Step forward Pixie Lott! In 2009, her debut album ‘Turn it Up’ appeared with its advice on how to slip out of the house unnoticed in the middle of the night to meet a boy, broken hearts, shattered dreams, not to mention objects that fly out of the window. Combine this with the skills of top-notch producers and writers and you have the recipe for international success. Keep ‘em coming Pixie!

2: La Roux – In For The Kill

Growing up, androgynous newcomer Elly Jackson naturally gravitated to electronica, and musical experiments at college parties just cemented her passion. She just needed someone to work with. Step forward producer Ben Langmaid. It was love at first sight for Elly – not with Ben, but with his synthesizer! Polydor quickly snapped them up, and a few months later, ‘Bulletproof’ grabbed the number one spot. La Roux has arrived!

1: Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

You’ve just finished high school with a head full of dreams – the biggest of which is music. If this sounds like you, but you’ve already sold millions of records, then there’s a good chance your name is Taylor Swift. Her record breaking self titled album that went straight to number one, a role in 2009’s most controversial moment (thanks Kanye) and a love affair with a Twilight hottie; Taylor’s fairy tale 2009 has certainly had a happy ending.

Source- MTV Australia





Contract Music: TRACE CYRUS PLANS BAND TV SHOW

9 01 2010

MILEY CYRUS’ brother TRACE is planning to follow in his sister’s footsteps by using a TV show to boost his music career.
Miley Cyrus, 17, shot to fame in the lead role of teen TV show Hannah Montana, in which she plays a schoolgirl-turned-secret pop star, and she subsequently launched a music career on the back of the show’s success.
Now Trace Cyrus, 20, who fronts rock band Metro Station, is in talks to bring his group to the small screen in a new TV series.
His bandmate Mason Musso, whose little brother Mitchel stars alongside Miley in Hannah Montana, reveals they want the show to be a scripted reality series about the group.
He says, “Trace and I would love to get on a show together and be a band in a series. If it is done very well, it could work. We have been talking and we are looking at that so we will have to see.
“We thought it would be cool to show everyone what we do in Metro Station. People want to see the reality of being in a band and the life you live. Everything would be scripted because reality shows are kind of done. The cool part about it would be to have funny stories mixed up with what really happened. We have lots of stories from being on the road over the years. But I am no director and I will be happy to leave the storylines to the experts. There is talk and the right steps have to be made.”

Source- Contract Music





‘Japanese Girl’ Music Video!

30 10 2009

(Yes, I know I said I wouldn’t be posting. But every now and then is okay, right?)

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Japanese Girl Official Music Video – shot and edited by me aNt when were in Tokyo Japan! Mason & Trace wrote this song in a hotel in Shibuya. Blake added all his synth stuff and wala, another music video by the boys from Metro Station.

LOVE this song from their new EP! What do you think of the video/song?





The Morning Call: Now on top, Metro Station uses family ties

6 08 2009

When electronic-pop-punk band Metro Station was headed this way to play Allentown Fairlast year, singer-guitarist Mason Musso went to great lengths in an interview to separate the band from the Disney Channel TV show “Hannah Montana,” which features his brother Mitchel and Metro Station guitarist Trace Cyrus’s sister, Miley.

But as Metro Station returns to Allentown for a show Friday at Crocodile Rock Cafe, Mason Musso is back on the phone, explaining why the band not only has Mitchel Musso as its opening act, but in September begins its stint as opener on Miley’s World Tour.

“We didn’t want to do it in the beginning” of Metro Station’s career, Musso says. “We kind of wanted to wait — I guess sort of gain our own place in the world before we decided to tour with our siblings. But we had always talked about it; me and Trace had always been, like, ‘It’d be really cool to tour with our siblings.’ ” So after establishing itself with last summer’s dance hit “Shake It” — the song went platinum and stayed on the charts more than for six months — and the Top 40 follow-up “Seventeen Forever,” Metro Station decided it was time for the family connection.

“It’s the best time now,” he says. “It’s great. We’re really excited about it. This tour’s going to be awesome with Mitchel and then with Miley it’s going to be insane and crazy and it’s going to be incredible. And we’re stoked. We’re stoked about the rest of this year.”Of course, as Musso said in his original interview, Metro Station fans are a more mature demographic — “Seventeen Forever,” for example, is about a couple “getting closer” while still underage, and Metro Station dropped at least three F-bombs while on stage at Allentown Fair. So Musso recognizes the band now will have to be on PG behavior, especially for the Miley Cyrus shows.


“Ooo, I know,” Musso says, laughing. “Yeah, as you said, we’re a totally different demographic and we want to play for everybody, you know? But it’s definitely about making yourself be like, ‘Well, I can’t really say this on stage tonight because there are young ears out there.’ But it’s all for the fans. All for the kids, man.” Because of Metro Station’s reluctance to trade in the family names, the band’s rise to the top was a slow climb. Mason Musso’s and Trace Cyrus’s mothers introduced them on the “Hannah Montana” set when they were both 18 and they found they had similar musical tastes.

They formed the band and posted “Seventeen Forever” on a MySpace Web site, where it topped MySpace Music’s Unsigned Bands chart and got them signed to Columbia/Red Eye Records.

But it took “Shake It” nearly a year to rise up the charts, meaning it’s now more than two years since the band recorded its debut.

Musso says the band has something like 20 songs in different levels of completion for a new disc.

“We’ve been writing a lot,” he says. “It’s just a question of actually getting into a studio and laying it down. We’re always on the road, we’re always in a bus. It can be kind of grueling because we’re always in each others’ space so much that sometimes you don’t want to record with each other, you know what I’m saying? It’s different when you’re home and you have your own houses and everything. It’s like, “Yo, let’s meet up and record and hang out.’ But we’re ready for our next record.”

Asked what the new music sound like, Musso says, in a joking voice, “Probably like Metro Station.”

Then he answers: “I’ve gotten older, so I guess it’s an older approach but still having the youthful memory. And some of the songs that we have were even written back in the day. We wrote so many songs — you know, we were 18, 19 when we wrote them. It’ll be like a compilation of what we’ve been going through since the first record got released.”

Turning 20, Musso says, “is kind of an awkward age, because you’re not a teenager anymore but yet you can’t really go out and go to bars. I don’t know, it’s weird. But I’m definitely not a teenager anymore. I’m ready to write, I don’t know, young adult music, I guess.”

He also collaborated on brother Mitchel’s debut disc, released in June on Walt DisneyRecords (he sings on the song “Shout It”), and says he and Mitchel, 18, “get together all the time to come up with stuff — new songs.” Speaking on the second date of their tour together, he is preparing to join his brother on stage for “Shout It” that night.

“It’s going to be awesome,” he says. “We’ve talked about it and have been listening to it over and over again to get ready for it. It’s going to be fun.” In fact, the tour has given him more time to spend with his brother, Musso says.

“He has his own bus, which is nice, but every day he’s just been coming over, we’ve just been hanging out. It’s been good to be able to see him. He’s a good kid.” But Mason Musso says the Disney connection is only going to go so far.

He conceded that supporting Miley Cyrus is a spot that will get Metro Station’s music heard by a huge audience. But reminded that the supporting act for Miley Cyrus’s last tour was the Jonas Brothers, who since have shot to super stardom, he is asked whether Metro Station will be the next Jonas Brothers.

“Um, no, we’re nothing like them,” he says, laughing. “We’re nothing like those guys. But we’re definitely the first Metro Station.”

METRO STATION, with Mitchel Musso, Mayday Parade and Evan Taubenfeld, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Crocodile Rock Cafe, 520 W. Hamilton St., Allentown; Sold Out; Info: 610-434-4600, http://www.crocodilerockcafe.com, http://www.metrostationmusic.com; http://www.myspace.com/metrostation.

Source- The  Morning Call





Daily Fill: Snot Nosed Kid Old Enough To Go To War

4 08 2009

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Mitchel Musso celebrated his 18th birthday with cakes and cupcakes at Cold Stone Creamery. Mitchel and brother Mason had an early celebration at the LA store before heading home to celebrate with a small group of his family members and close friends. Musso wrote on his Twitter page, ‘my birthday present is being delivered today! My present will be here today. If I am home when it comes, I will tweet a picture of me with the gift. I DO know what it is. I asked 4 it! Nobody has guessed what it is, at least U guys will be surprised!’ What could it be? Any ideas?

Source- Daily Fill (Photo via OceanUP)